Arne Sorenson

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Arne Morris Sorenson (born 1959) is an American hotel executive. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Marriott International.[1] A graduate of Luther College and the University of Minnesota Law School,[2] Sorenson became the head of the largest publicly traded hotel chain in the world on March 31, 2012.[3] He previously practiced law in Washington, D.C. with Latham and Watkins (specializing in mergers and acquisitions litigation[4]), has been a director for Wal-Mart,[5] and has served as the Chief Operating Officer for Marriott.[6]


Sorenson is the first person outside the Marriott family to lead the company.[7] Sorenson heads a company strained by the economic difficulties since 2007, and which is attempting to rebuild its revenue base.[8] He began his term as CEO with a trip to Brazil to inspect Marriott facilities there.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Sorenson is married, and has four children.


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